After helping the Hawkeyes win over 20 games and reach the 2nd round of the NCAA Tournament this season, Iowa is returning the favor to Nicholas Baer.

The walk-on was a major part of this season's success and the University has rewarded him with a full basketball scholarship for the next three years.

Baer, a Bettendorf graduate, broke the school record with six blocks in a win over Drake back in December and continued his success throughout the year.

Barring an injury or major drop off, Baer is likely to be a starter for the Hawkeyes next season.